Re: Draft recharter proposal

2016-07-29 Thread Olli Pettay

On 07/29/2016 06:13 PM, Chaals McCathie Nevile wrote:

Hi folks,

our charter expires at the end of September. I've produced a draft version of a 
new charter, for people to comment on:
http://w3c.github.io/charter-html/group-charter.html

Feel free to raise comments as issues: 
https://github.com/w3c/charter-html/issues/new

As per the change section:

New deliverables:
Microdata

Removed as deliverables:
Streams; URL; XHR1

Marked as deliverables to be taken up if incubation suggests likely success:
Background Synchronisation; Filesystem API; FindText API; HTML Import; Input 
Methods; Packaging; Quota API



Given what has been happening with directory upload stuff recently, Filesystem 
stuff is a bit controversial.
(Gecko and Edge implementing https://wicg.github.io/entries-api/, or something 
quite similar. The draft doesn't quite follow browsers.
 Entries API is a subset of what Blink has been shipping.)
But I think some way better API than the old Chrome-only API should be 
implemented for Filesystem in general, and at that point also
better stuff for directory upload, *and* for directory download.
I'd consider the callback based, awkward to use Blink API a legacy thing.


I thought it is pretty much agreed that HTML Import is deprecated, or something 
to not to do now.




Microdata has very wide ongoing usage, and it would be helpful to have 
something clearer than the current W3C Note - which includes things that don't
work - for people to refer to. So I'm proposing to do the editing, along with 
Dan Brickley from Google, and to work roughly on the basis we use in
HTML of specifying what actually works, rather than adding in what we would 
like.



So the only implementation of HTML Microdata API in browsers was removed 
recently
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=909633 because exposing the API 
caused web pages to break.




-Olli





cheers

Chaals






Draft recharter proposal

2016-07-29 Thread Chaals McCathie Nevile

Hi folks,

our charter expires at the end of September. I've produced a draft version  
of a new charter, for people to comment on:  
http://w3c.github.io/charter-html/group-charter.html


Feel free to raise comments as issues:  
https://github.com/w3c/charter-html/issues/new


As per the change section:

New deliverables:
Microdata

Removed as deliverables:
Streams; URL; XHR1

Marked as deliverables to be taken up if incubation suggests likely  
success:
Background Synchronisation; Filesystem API; FindText API; HTML Import;  
Input Methods; Packaging; Quota API


Microdata has very wide ongoing usage, and it would be helpful to have  
something clearer than the current W3C Note - which includes things that  
don't work - for people to refer to. So I'm proposing to do the editing,  
along with Dan Brickley from Google, and to work roughly on the basis we  
use in HTML of specifying what actually works, rather than adding in what  
we would like.


cheers

Chaals

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